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UnisonFibre Celebrates 500th Connection

UnisonFibre Celebrates 500th Connection

Tuesday 3 December 2013 – Hastings business, Progressive Meats, became the 500th entity to connect to UnisonFibre’s fibre-optic network today, after moving to a fibre-delivered package with local telecommunications company, NOW.

UnisonFibre General Manager Mike McGarvey said it was a great achievement for the Company.

“This is a great milestone on our journey to be the preferred fibre network provider in our region. This milestone is a testimonial to the achievements of the fibre team, building on our technical capabilities and commitment to outstanding service.”

Since commencing the roll out, UnisonFibre has installed over 500 kilometres of fibre optic network across the regions of Hawke’s Bay, Rotorua and Taupo.

“We now have 500 customers enjoying the benefits of our fibre network, and we are seeing continued steady growth.”

With the first three stages of construction completed at the end of 2012, UnisonFibre’s network has continued to grow organically, with spurs constructed off the network based on demand, including residential customer areas.

“We’ve constructed a network which is delivering not just one gigabit services to a number of customers, but 10 gigabit services, with an infinite capacity for growth as demand increases.”

Delivering Service

Unhappy with the service from the previous internet provider, Progressive Meats approached local telecommunications company NOW.

“We immediately deployed one of our team of technicians to Progressive Meats’ Hastings site, and had the business operational with a temporary high speed wireless connection just two hours later,” said NOW CEO, Hamish White.

“Subsequently we were able to migrate Progressive Meats to a UnisonFibre connection within two weeks, thanks to the speed and flexibility of UnisonFibre.”

Mr McGarvey said NOW shared UnisonFibre’s focus on delivering an efficient, quality service to business customers.

“So much of a business’s productivity hinges on connectivity, and any loss of service has an impact on the bottom line. We understand that. We’re part of the local community, and we believe every business deserves great service.”

Great service was a sentiment shared by NOW, said Mr White.

“Everything we do is about service and as I so often say, 'Awesome' is not only our tagline, it's also our promise."


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